Where Did Your First Hear About WMA???

As General Manager of WMA, I carefully read over all of the student evaluations of our courses. I ran across one today from a Wilderness First Responder course that I found particularly noteworthy and amusing. In answer to the question, ‘Where did you first hear about Wilderness Medical Associates?’, the WFR student replied, “I’ve worked… Read more »

A Gratified Student

The following excerpt is from a professor in athletic training who just took a Wilderness Medical Associates WFR (Wilderness First Responder) course this past week. “First, I want to tell you I learned more than I could ever imagine, I had a great time, and our instructor Brad Sablosky was incredible. The main reason I… Read more »


There will be a Wilderness Medical Race held at Grafton Lakes State Park near Albany, NY, on 9/27/2008. Click here for more information!

Made in the USA!

Scheduler here again- International courses are great and exciting, but for those of us “grounded” by rising airfare costs and things like jobs and school, here are two new domestic sponsors to shift the focus to WMA courses in the grand ol’ U.S. of A. The first of those sponsors is Yellow Breeches Educational Center… Read more »

New International Sponsors/Courses

It seems as though there has been an increased “international flair” on the scheduling side of things recently. I guess this makes sense, with the world becoming more globalized- internet, etc.- though you should still buy your produce locally… Seriously, it is exciting to be able to go home at the end of the day… Read more »

EpiPen Needle

Submitted by: Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P, WEMT President, Emergency Preparedness Systems LLC Lead Instructor, Wilderness Medical Associates Is it long enough to reach lateral thigh muscle? A common student question during the allergies and anaphylaxis lecture is “how long is an EpiPen needle? (EpiPen Jr. 1/2″ and EpiPen 5/8″).” I just read the summary of… Read more »

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

The National Fire Protection Association has released the 2007 Firefighters Fatality Report. The report describes the attributes associated with the on-duty deaths of 102 firefighters in 2007. Only 3 of the firefighters were killed on wildland fires which is the lowest number of wildland fire ground deaths since data collection began in 1977 and well… Read more »

How to Lower Risk

Click here for a great article on JEMS.com on how to lower risk incidents. Written by WMA Instructor: Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P President, Emergency Preparedness Systems LLC www.eps411.com

Funny Questions Student Ask

Blog Submission by Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P, WEMT Q: Greg, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked by a student. A: During the emergency childbirth lecture at WFR class in Illinois a very serious student asked at the end of the lecture, “After the placenta delivers can you feed the placenta to… Read more »

10 People Struck by Lightning- 4 Critical

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/16939988/detail.html A group of 10 children and adults were struck by lightning while taking cover under a tree near a soccer field. Regardless of the location there is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm. If you hear lightning or see thunder seek shelter immediately in a building with a roof, walls, doors, and windows.… Read more »